Player of the Day Andrew Pierce continued his scoreless streak as State College shut out Jamestown 6-0 at Medlar Field. The Spikes clinched a berth in the New York-Penn League Championship Series against Tri-City (HOU).
Facing the Jammers for the fourth time this season, Pierce (W, 1-0) extended his scoreless streak versus the visitors to 18 innings without allowing an earned run. An eighth-round selection from Southern Mississippi this past June, Pierce fanned seven in seven frames, scattering four hits and not issuing a free pass. Mitch Harris went the final two frames, walking one with two strikeouts.
First baseman David Washington went yard in the first to get the scoring started. His long ball came with Cesar Valera (single) aboard. Washington's RBI single capped the scoring in the eighth, driving in Steven Ramos who opened the frame with a triple to center. Washington had two of his team's seven hits and was the only Spike with more than one.
The home team expanded their lead with a tally in the second. Michael Schulze was hit by a pitch to begin the inning, advanced to third on Mason Katz' single and came in when Jimmy Bosco hit into a 6-3 double play. Schulze drew the team's only walk of the game and stole a base as well.
Back-to-back doubles by Bosco and Luis Perez to open the fifth resulted in another score. Perez later came home on a ground out by Valera.
Tuesday's game: New York-Penn Championship Series game one, at Tri-City, 7:05 pm ET, Arturo Reyes (0-0, ---)
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